Monday Mottoes – #133
Four people in one week. Four lives. Four families turned upside-down. As a friend, I try to reach out, give a hug, make a meal, send a card or e-mail, offer a word of encouragement. They are gone, suddenly, all four a surprise. Depending on your theology, they are either gone for good, or yet live in another dimension and realm and we will see them again.
But it’s still hard, not for them, for us, for those left behind. For those who feel the loss. For those who understand that things will be different. Despite the sorrow, we discover rays of hope emerging in these most difficult of times.
Which brings us to today’s moving motto:
Each of the families had a sense of newness, of changes, of moving on. They had the strength and resilience to move forward despite the grief. These were not young people, yet in the case of three of them, they were not elderly, either. Those three had experienced struggles and health issues, so it was not an entire surprise, however unexpected. And their families were able to accept the sad reality.
Happy Monday, everyone!
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